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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

East Moriches Man Charged with Rape

An East Moriches man breaks into woman's Stony Brook home, receives multiple felony charges.

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20 year old Patrick O’Sullivan was arrested on Saturday for a sexual assault that took place on Nov. 20 in Stony Brook.  The young East Moriches man was arrested on several charges including first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act, first degree burglary, first degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree kidnapping.

Two days before Thanksgiving, O’Sullivan made his way into the home of a woman by going through an unlocked.  Cops said he went into the house between 11 and 11:30 p.m. with a mask over his face and a firearm in his possession.

His intentions going in at a late time were pretty clear to say the least.  Sixth Precinct Det. Lt. William Burke stated, "It's a different type of person that would do this as opposed to a burglary where they're going in, taking jewelry and leaving during the day, when nobody's home."

Cops said O’Sullivan fired two shots once he entered the home, right before raping his victim. He then used duct tape to restrain the woman and bound her hands behind her back.  Because of the sensitive nature of the crime, the victims name and location information are being withheld by police.  No other crimes similar to this have happened in the area; Det. Lt. Burke says that locals should not be concerned of a repeated attack.

Surprisingly, the 20 year old had no previous run-ins with the police and was a first-time offender. He was arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.  He stood before Judge Paul Hensley who issued a temporary order of protection and set bail at $1,000,000.00 cash or $5,000,000.00 bond on the six felony counts.

Along with his felony counts, O’Sullivan was also charged with a misdemeanor drug possession charge, which came with $25.00 bond.  According to County Jail records, no bail had been posted as of Sunday afternoon.  O’Sullivan is being held at the Suffolk County Riverhead Jail and will appear back in court on Dec. 6.


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